Sunday, December 6, 2009

I Am Not Complaining. But It's a DOOZY.

Life has been crazy for us and it seems it is going to get crazier! I have been a total slacker and been consumed with ME and my family. So sorry for the missed birthdays, and performances, and visits. I hope that things will be better soon. But I am not expecting too much to change any time soon.
Ted and I are trying all we can to keep up with bills. Since September we haven't had a steady income. Ted put an ad on the internet in hopes to get some little jobs. (handy man stuff.) It has brought in a couple jobs. Also Ted has a friend who works for a cement company. He has called Ted when they could use a little extra help. So that has been great!
When we realized the the money wasn't coming in Ted and I decided I had better go back to dental assisting. So I did. Ted has been a great "mommy" the laundry gets done, and dinner is ready when I come home!!! Love it!! It took him a week to get in the mode. And it took me a week to come home and sit on the couch. Just Kidding. (sorta) But we have had some really funny conversations lately. We have totally reversed roles. Ted called my cell phone when I was 20 minutes late one night. "When are you coming home? Are you going to be much longer?" I couldn't help but laugh. I have made lots of those end of day "help" calls. I have been working for 3 weeks now. I also got a second job working as a dental assisting instructor, which I totally love.
Things were going pretty good until...
Our heater died. (Thanks to Teds Dad we have a space heater.)
The main water line to our house started leaking. ALOT. Again, Thankfully Ted fixed it.
Our renters next door gave a 30 day notice.
Our dishwasher died.
Both car tags expired. Searching for cops while driving is scary and yet adds a unexpected excitment.
And last but not least Ted found a job. He starts this Tuesday.
I know this is a good thing. But it's the hours that are bad. He works from 1 pm till 9pm.
Selling vacations. @#&@!* I am not thrilled at the idea of working all day, leaving my kids with a sitter, and then not seeing my husband until I am snug in my bed. At least the kids will get to spend some time with their Dad in the morning.
I am not happy at all about our situation. But then again I am not so sure I have the luxury to be picky right now. So if you see me smiling. It is not real. It is just me trying to pretend I am happy.
ok, so I AM COMPLAINING!!! Sorry I can't help it. I can only be optimistic for so long. This time of year really does make it alot harder.
But then again. I don't have the distraction of going over board this season. This year will be a humble and grateful time of year. I have a wonderful husband, and 2 nearly perfect kids.
They make my life worth smiling about....

So, if you see me smiling, it might be real.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I didn't know about your heater! I don't think you should feel bad about complaining, I would be every day! I wish I would be there to help or have the kids come over for a break or something. We pray for you guys all the time, I know things will work out. It's not always what you want to hear, but it's probably because you guys are doing something right - you know - when you live right Satan starts to work so hard on everything around you....not really good advice though, people told me that a lot when we lived over there in PG.

Hopefully that new job wont' be too bad and will work out, it will be a fix for a while at least:)

I think you are GREAT!!!! I wish I could hug you!